Excellence in Teaching Awards 2015: Nominations now open!

Media Release: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) are seeking nominations for outstanding teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching. Students, parents, guardians, community members and educational colleagues are encouraged to nominate an outstanding teacher for a 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award by March 27, 2015. 

Every day across our school board, we have extraordinary teachers who go above and beyond to inspire our students in creative, innovative and effective ways. The Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize and celebrate teachers whose dedication to excellence provides our students with the skills necessary to prepare them for life-long learning and success. 

Each candidate must be nominated by three people: a school administrator, a teacher colleague, and a member of the public (i.e. parent, guardian or a student). Nomination forms are available at all school offices, through School Advisory Councils and on the CCRSB website. Nominations must be submitted to the Selection Committee at the CCRSB central office in Truro by Friday, March 27, 2015.

The awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Up to 15 awards will be given out, with recipients from each of the three NSTU locals within CCRSB. Each recipient will receive a certificate of recognition and $500 to use within their teaching program.

The Excellence in Teaching Awards, jointly sponsored by the CCRSB and NSTU, are presented annually to recognize outstanding teachers and to celebrate teaching excellence within CCRSB. To be eligible, nominees must hold a Nova Scotia teaching certificate, be a school-based staff member (includes teachers, department heads, vice-principals and principals), have taught with CCRSB during 2014-2015 and not have received an Excellence in Teaching Award in the last 5 years.

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board is comprised of 17 board members and 2,700 staff all striving to develop independent, lifelong learners in a student-centered environment, with high expectations for all. CCRSB serves over 20,000 students from Primary to Grade 12, throughout the counties of, Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou and the Municipality of East Hants.

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For more information, contact:

Debbie Buott-Matheson, Communications Manager 
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
Office: 902-897-8911
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